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Timberwolves enter crucial offseason

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished their season Wednesday night. And while a 40-42 record is the team’s best mark since 2004-05, the Timberwolves will hope next season to end their playoff drought. Minnesota hasn’t made the postseason since reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2004.

Hafner still a free agent as MLB season begins PressPass

Fargo - Opening day took place for most Major League Baseball teams on Monday. And for the first time in a long time, Travis Hafner, 36, was enjoying the action from his home instead of from a dugout.


Twins could reap benefits of highly touted crop of prospects as early as this season PressPass

Fargo - Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.

West Fargo man keeps 1980s-style baseball league up and running PressPass

West Fargo - As he watched Jose Bautista round the bases after hitting a pinch-hit home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jim Pettersen pumped his arms into the air while Todd Clark couldn’t hide the disgust on his face.


Blyleven brings optimism: Hall of Famer, Twins broadcaster speaks of improvement at Twins Caravan stop in Fargo PressPass

FARGO – The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop in Fargo was delayed by about 30 minutes, as the Twins contingent navigated icy roads during three previous Monday stops across the region prior to the evening program.


Twins fans could get look at top prospects in 2014 PressPass

FARGO – The Minnesota Twins have endured three straight seasons of 95-plus losses. But the organization and its fans might get their first looks at the future this season.

Ellefson's TD, defensive stand lift Hawley to win in state quarters PressPass

MOORHEAD – Ben Ellefson had to look to make sure he got his feet down in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown, but his head coach never had any doubt.


Detroit Lakes clinches Class 4A state playoff berth PressPass

MOORHEAD – Detroit Lakes football players and coaches huddled around the trophy following their victory Saturday in the Minnesota Class 4A, Section 8 football championship game.


MSUM takes down Mary for NSIC football win PressPass

MOORHEAD – The Minnesota State Moorhead football team watched a 27-point lead dwindle away, as the University of Mary rallied to tie the game after the Dragons lost their starting quarterback to an injury. But in the end, the Dragons players emerged with the Paddle Trophy for the first time.


MSUM hopes QB Hodge can return Saturday from concussion PressPass

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Moorhead’s head football coach is hopeful that his starting quarterback will be available for Saturday’s game after sitting out last week due to a mild concussion.


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Goethe: Giving your fantasy football league a jolt PressPass

Fargo - Same old friends. Same old league. Same old story.

Goethe: Oft-injured stars are back, but optimism isn't with Twins PressPass

Fargo - Sure, Nostradamus offered predictions on the end of the world and some of society’s great tragedies.


Goethe: Twins should be sellers, but I bet they won't be PressPass

You have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline arriving today, folding is the strategy that I think the Minnesota Twins should employ.


Goethe: Lately, fantasy beats football reality PressPass

Fargo For more than four months, most of what we’ve seen of the NFL is footage of players and executives in suits coming in and out of meetings.


Goethe: NFL lockout's impact on fantasy football already being felt PressPass

Fargo - There is one group of people that might not miss the National Football League: bosses.


Goethe: Mauer’s value sits at catcher PressPass

It was an odd sight last week. Footage of Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer fielding ground balls at first base drew all sorts of reactions from a fan base that has grown more cynical as the season wears on.


Goethe: Improving landscape bolsters WInnipeg's NHL chances PressPass

FARGO - Fargo-Moorhead could find itself smack-dab in between two National Hockey League markets.


Goethe: "Target" practice in AL Central, but will division catch up to Twins this time? PressPass

FARGO - Entering the 2011 season, there’s a different feel in this part of Twins Territory.


Goethe: It took awhile, but Baseball Hall of Fame voters get it right with Blyleven PressPass

I made the joke Wednesday afternoon that Bert Blyleven will sure have a lot of time on his hands now that he doesn’t have to spend so much time pumping up his own candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Goethe: Peterson shakes fumble struggles en route to big season PressPass

How many times did you hear one of your friends scream, “Hold onto the ball!” during last season’s regular season and playoff run by the Minnesota Vikings?